Meaning of South Korea

South' Kore'a

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 34,708,542; 36,600 sq. mi. (94,795 sq. km). Cap.: Seoul. Cf.Official name,
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